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post #10846 of 14016
Now that makes sense. Anything with pads i would think has a viable chance at changing the sound
post #10847 of 14016

IMO the only valid statement about different HD800 shoud be based on direct comparison. Memory is not reliable at all and our tastes change when our experience increases so our judgment can vary way more than HD800 sound sig .

post #10848 of 14016

I just changed pads on my hd650....night and day difference. Even my wife could tell. Old pads have more bass and smaller sound stage. 

post #10849 of 14016
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

IMO the only valid statement about different HD800 shoud be based on direct comparison. Memory is not reliable at all and our tastes change when our experience increases so our judgment can vary way more than HD800 sound sig .

 

I'm with you there.

 

We tend to hear what we want to hear and our hearing is bound to vary from day-to-day much more than the headphones are...

 

You own both headphones, both headphones are burned in, same rig, samt occasion, same song, everything the same..... you hear a difference then... we'll talk. Otherwise I will attribute it to something else.

post #10850 of 14016
Yea now I am in complete agreement
🌰🌰🌰I am not nuts then
Al
post #10851 of 14016
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

 

I'm with you there.

 

 

 

Sonett users brotherhood :D

post #10852 of 14016
Korg has an dac amp combo it plays dsd as well. It is supposedly good with many headphones. Anyone here using it with the hd800.
???
Al
post #10853 of 14016
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 

 

Sonett users brotherhood :D

 

How do you like it anyway? Had time to form any opinions yet? :popcorn:

post #10854 of 14016
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

 

How do you like it anyway? Had time to form any opinions yet? :popcorn:

 

I had About 10 hours of Listening. Shortly : Smoooooooooooth , better (wider+deeper) soundstage, more layering & more real imaging especially of the background of the soundstage. Great bottom end but still smooth/textured. Voices seems to gain some body. Overally the Sound seems to be thicker in a very good way.  Lot of Control too . The Sonett offers full dynamics at every volume range and I can enjoy my HD800 even at very low volume.  I tried briefly the IEC impedance setting and i Prefer the lowest one. Perfectly black background. I only use the lowest gain setting.

 

It seems I can listen to a larger range of music and that my HD800 became more forgiving. 

 

New toy effect and personal bias with an expensive piece of gear maybe but so far, I'm Happy.

 

Consequently my previous amp can go to its next owner .:D 


Edited by Sorrodje - 5/25/14 at 8:41am
post #10855 of 14016

Yeah, it's a great little amp. Not tubey but takes away most of the harshness and adds lots of soundstage.

 

Glad you like it so far! :beerchug:

post #10856 of 14016

So a viable test would be to have a variety of HD800s over the serial range and have them all burned in (let's say 100 hours for peace of mind). Put brand new pads on all of them. Listen through same cable and same rig and then decide.

post #10857 of 14016
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 

 

Sonett users brotherhood :D

 

I'm in.  :cool:

post #10858 of 14016
And have at least ten people testing so we can have ten
Different answers.
I read a post if an actual test that was done
On a small stage with a curtain.
The test had three controls labeled to what ever
They did at the time. They then have reviewes
Change the controls and note the changes.
The outcome was nothing short of proving
Most of the changes we here are in iur own minds only.
The knobs did nothing and if I remember it correctly it was a real band behind the curtain
The pint is be happy and post what you feel as this is important to read
But all if us need to make our choices for our selves
Not me or anybody telling you. If you are happy
With a simple setup then enjoy it. If you wish to buy a 10 k setup read up plenty but audition it before you commit
Al
post #10859 of 14016
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post
 

 

I'm in.  :cool:

 

Nice! How long have you had yours? :smile:

post #10860 of 14016

I took delivery March 17, 2011

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